Darian Hall, a Fall 2001 initiate of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, teamed up with Elisa Shankle to create HealHaus, a space for people of color to practice self-care while living in New York. Their 1,100-square-foot wellness center includes studios for group workshops and classes, private rooms for individual sessions and a large tranquil outdoor deck where people can practice yoga and meditation. The wellness center also includes a café that serves medicinal teas, smoothies and gives people a place to meet and enjoy each other’s company.
‘A lot of wellness spaces that exist in the mainstream circuit have a certain appearance of what healing and transformation is, but is not necessarily the reality for everyone,” Shankle told Black Enterprise. “Our community tends to not have equal access because of the lack of accessibility and education on holistic health. Yes, healthcare is expensive, but there are things we can learn that don’t cost a dime to heal our body, mind, and soul and it starts with just someone interested in providing space and unlearning what we are fed.’ Read more
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